Niqaab and Veil

Q: I would like to enquire about niqaab (pardah). If you could please enlighten me on all the information that I need to know. I would like to go into pardah. A: NIQAAB According to all the mazhabs, it is waajib for a woman to cover her face if she fears fitnah, i.e. attracting lustful […]

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Son in Law as Mahram

Q: Is it possible for a woman to do umrah with her son-in-law? Is the son-in-law a mahram if he is not her nephew? A. Although a father-in-law or mother-in-law is considered Mahram for the daughter-in-law or son-in-law in terms of Shari’ah, but if the age gap between the two is not big then they […]

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Non Muslim as Travel Mahram

Q: A Muslim woman has a non Muslim brother. Is she allowed to travel with him? A: A Muslim lady cannot travel the distance of 77 km or more with a non Muslim brother. Among the conditions of a mehram for a lady intending to travel such a distance is that he should be a […]

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Driving Lessons for Females

Q: My husband gives driving lessons to females. Is the money that he earns haram. Also is it ok to spend that money towards household stuff? Is the sin as though he is committing zina? A: Your husband is certainly committing a sin when he sits next to females while giving lessons. This is haraam. […]

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Illegitimate Sister

Q: I have a sister who was conceived out of wedlock and my father is still not married to her mother. My father is still married to my mother though. What I’d like know is my sister Haraam for me? Can I marry her off one day? Can I be her Mahram? What can and […]

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Step Son as Mahram for Step Mother

Q: If a woman has a step son, after his father’s death, does he still remain her mahram? A. A step son will always remain a Mahram for the step mother, even after the death of the father (Fataawa Mahmoodiyah V28 P107). If there is fear of Fitnah then the stepson and stepmother should not […]

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All Ladies Outing

Q: I work with 5 ladies and each year my boss sends us ladies for a annual weekend away. It is alone on the beach with no men and entertainment around. Is this considered haraam? A: When a woman is not even allowed to travel without a Mahram for the great act of Haj, how […]

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Umrah for Old Lady without Mahram

Q: My mom (age 74) would like to go on Umrah with her 2 sisters (age 63, 64) and their husbands in a large group. None of my mom’s sons are able to accompany her on this trip. Is it acceptable for her to go on this trip under these circumstances? A. Travelling for Umrah […]

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Husband Chatting with Other Women

Q: What is  ruling with regards to a husband who chats to woman online in an explicit manner and denies it blatantly despite proof that I have seen these emails and sms and some of these woman who I called told me what was happening?  It has happened a few times before and his parents […]

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